On July 12, 2018, Lt. Governor Anil Baijalchaired Law & Order meeting and reviewed general crime situation in Delhi. The meeting was attended by Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Spl. CPs and Joint CPs of Delhi Police.
Delhi Police made a detailed presentation in this regard covering different aspects of Law & Order situation and preventive as well as corrective measures. The main issues discussed included strategy to control crime; women’s safety initiatives; enhancing community outreach through Yuva, Police Mitra, Prahari, Eyes and Ears Scheme and Neighbourhood Watch Scheme; efforts for reduction in response time; visibility of Police; use of Technology, etc.
Delhi Police informed LG about the general crime graph in the city. It was apprised that there has been a decline in heinous crimes vis-à-vis last year by 7.08% (dacoity by 60.87%, snatching by 28.90%, robberyby 13.58%, attempt to murder by 11.99%), decline in crime against women (Molestation of women by 2.08% and Kid/Abduction by 0.84%), increase in arrest by 5.87%, increase in detection rate by 1.89%, 67 criminals carrying reward have been arrested and there is also sharp increase in recovery of narcotics, firearms, Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) and illicit liquor.
Baijal was also informed about the steps taken regarding women’s safety initiatives. Further, it was informed that 749 vans patrol the city 24X7 with instructions to assist women returning late at night or if stranded. Delhi Police also informed that it has held 654 self-defense training programmes for girls till 30th June, 2018 and has trained 1,37,532 girls.
It was further apprised that presently there are 10 all-women PCR Vans. 299 women police personnel are deployed on 153 PCR Vans, and 142 women police personnel perform critical duties in Central Police Control & Command Room.
Delhi Police is also carrying out an outreach programme for residents of North-East Delhi. For this, Delhi Police has deputed 64 representatives, and 66 meetings were organized till 31st May 2018. 1093 helpline is functional for North East residents and there is also a highly popular Facebook page for addressing issues related to residents of North East (www.spuner.co.in).
Delhi Police apprised the steps taken regarding efforts for reduction in response time such as automatic call distribution system, deployment of MPVs (Multi-Purpose Vans) in high call-density areas, PA-100 channel expanded to 100 lines, women helpline 1091 expanded to 10 lines and the NERS-112 project should be operational by March 2019, which would be completely digital.
At the outset, Hon’ble Lt. Governor directed that crimes against minors must be monitored regularly, including an analysis of quality of prosecution, and conviction & acquittal rates in such crimes.